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Table 1

The ten most cited publications concerning the “As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)” principle.

Rank Publication Citation count
1 Miglioretti DL et al. 2013. The use of computed tomography in pediatrics and the associated radiation exposure and estimated cancer risk. JAMA Pediatr. 167(8): 700–707. 347
2 McCollough CH, Primak AN, Braun N, Kofler J, Yu L, Christner J. 2009. Strategies for reducing radiation dose in CT. Radiol. Clin. 47(1): 27–40. 346
3 Frush DP, Donnelly LF, Rosen NS. 2003. Computed tomography and radiation risks: What pediatric health care providers should know. Pediatrics 112(4): 951–957. 317
4 Brody AS, Frush DP, Huda W, Brent RL. 2007. Radiation risk to children from computed tomography. Pediatrics 120(3): 677–682. 298
5 Murphy MJ et al. 2007. The management of imaging dose during image‐guided radiotherapy: Report of the AAPM Task Group 75. Med. Phys. 34(10): 4041–4063. 266
6 McCollough CH, Schueler BA, Atwell TD, Braun NN, Regner DM, Brown DL, LeRoy AJ. 2007. Radiation exposure and pregnancy: When should we be concerned?. Radiographics 27(4): 909–917. 201
7 Patel SJ, Reede DL, Katz DS, Subramaniam R, Amorosa JK. 2007. Imaging the pregnant patient for nonobstetric conditions: Algorithms and radiation dose considerations. Radiographics 27(6): 1705–1722. 159
8 Hausleiter J et al. 2010. Image quality and radiation exposure with a low tube voltage protocol for coronary CT angiography: Results of the PROTECTION II Trial. JACC: Cardiovasc. Imaging 3(11): 1113–1123. 145
9 Goske MJ et al. 2008. The ‘Image Gently’ campaign: Increasing CT radiation dose awareness through a national education and awareness program. Pediatr. Radiol. 38(3): 265–269. 135
10 Semelka RC, Armao DM, Elias J, Huda W. 2007. Imaging strategies to reduce the risk of radiation in CT studies, including selective substitution with MRI. J. Magn. Res. Imaging 25(5): 900–909. 115

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